• In a tight race to the finish last Saturday, in the L-L League girls 4x100, Ephrata's Kelly  Liebl (right) edges out Cocalico anchor Emly Fassnacht (left) at the tape for the gold medal. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Ephrata athletes capture three L-L League golds

    Though it didn’t rival the excitement of the Ephrata girls championship Saturday of a year ago, Ephrata still fared pretty well this past weekend at the L-L League Meet at Hempfield. The defending champion Lady Mounts finished...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • Safe or out during Ephrata Mounts L-L playoff semifinal against Hempfield.
    Turning the tides

    The thing about baseball is, one day you can find the magic and the next day, you may not, and ultimately the shoe can be on the other foot. Monday night in the completion of the opening...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • Ephrata shortstop Nate Fassnacht (left) looks on as Brock Rutt of Cocalico rounds the bag Tuesday. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Mounts sink Eagles in regular-season finale

    The Ephrata baseball team primed itself for the upcoming L-L League playoffs Tuesday afternoon in Denver, earning a 9-2 victory over host Cocalico in the regular-season finale. With the score tied at 2-2, the Mounts went ahead...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Lady Mounts look to repeat

    When the Ephrata girls track team enters the Hempfield Stadium Friday, they’ll do so as the defending L-L League champions. A year ago, the Lady Mounts blew away the rest of the field in the 1600 relay,...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Sam Marino (7) rushes in to congratulate Katie Costanza who scored the game winning goal in overtime Tuesday to lift the Lady Eagles into the L-L League finals. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Costanza OT goal lifts Lady Eagles into L-L finals

    Last week it was written that every game was a “must win” for the Cocalico Lady Eagles lacrosse team. Coach Mary Beth Cardin talked about the pressure wins they had already experienced and how that could help...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Laurie Gibble celebrating her team's State championship in high school and enjoying a recent Phillies game with her husband Don.
    Whatever happened to … Laurie Gibble

    One of the best girls softball players to ever play for Ephrata High School, is this week’s feature for “What Ever Happened Too?” and it is Laurie Gibble, now Laurie Mumma. Mumma, who graduated from Ephrata in...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • This & that

    by TODD RUTH It’s amazing to me all of the success Ephrata baseball has had under Adrian Shelley, that the Mounts have never had a team that was ranked number one in the District. That is until...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Ephrata's Justin Hoover (2) splits the Manheim Township defense during Friday's loss to the Blue Streaks.
    Mounts rebound with big win over Cumberland Valley

    by TODD RUTH Fresh off their most difficult loss of the season Friday night vs. Manheim Township, the Ephrata boys lacrosse team rebounded Saturday with a big effort to knock off Cumberland Valley, 16-8 in a key...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Cocalico keeper Lauren Marte makes a save during Monday's victory over Hempfield.
    Cocalico girls knock off Hempfield, keep L-L hopes alive

    by KEVIN FREY “Every game this week is a must win.” Those were the words of Cocalico Girls Lacrosse Coach Mary Beth Cardin before Monday night’s Lancaster-Lebanon League Section One match-up with Hempfield. The Lady Eagles had...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Ephrata players rush the mound and join in on the dogpile after clinching the Section Two title Monday night in a 10-2 victory at home vs. Lebanon.
    Mounts wrap up third-straight section crown with rout of Lebanon

    by TODD RUTH In baseball, a dogpile signifies the end of a successful mission. Ephrata has had quite a few of them in recent years. And Monday night at War Memorial, the Mounts were at it again....

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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